September 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jim and Suzy Broadhurst, of Ligonier, were the successful bidders on“Frontiers Edge,”an original painting of Fort Ligonier by nationally renowned artist and Ligonier native Chas Fagan. More...

General News

Fort Ligonier hosts 3rd annual Musket Ball

Several hundred people attended the third annual Musket Ball at Fort Ligonier on Friday, Sept. 18. More...

In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one ho More...

Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress.  Now it’s finally happening. More...

Sports

Mears leads Lady ’Cats to soccer win over Connellsville

Passing storms halted the action, but not the Greater Latrobe offense.  Hannah Mears and Abby LaDuke led the attack as the Lady Wildcats’ soccer team routed visiting Connellsville, 6-0, during a WPIAL Section 1- AAA contest at Rossi Field. More...

Bearcats drop conference opener to Case Western

St. Vincent College lost its Presidents’ Athletic Conference football opener to Case Western Reserve, 49-14, in a Saturday night game on the road in Cleveland.  More...

Gonchar hoping for second stint with Penguins

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Entertainment

Big night for HBO at Emmys with ‘Veep,’ ‘Thrones’

HBO claimed the hardware at the annual Emmy Awards. Viola Davis, Jon Hamm and Tracy Morgan captured the hearts.  More...

Notre Dame professor makes playlist for Pope’s US visit

NEW YORK (AP) — A soundtrack ranging from Mozart to “Motownphilly” has been created by a Notre Dame professor for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States.  More...

Megan Fox to guest star as a new girl on ‘New Girl’sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Fox will guest star in a recurring role next season on “New Girl.”  The popular actress will play a gorgeous pharmaceutical sales rep who shakes things up in the loft by renting out the room of Jess (serie More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Text messages lead to woman’s arrest   More...

Londoners pay visit to Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival

David and Sandy Porter, of London, England, came across the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival while traveling north on Route 711 to Ligonier. They saw all the activity and decided to stop and see what was going on.  More...

Derry man dies after fall from hiking trail

An early-morning hike turned deadly for a Derry man after he accidentally fell from a ledge.  State police at Somerset report at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

19th annual AFA Walk for the Animals this Saturday

Action For Animals (AFA) Humane Society will hold its 19th annual Walk for the Animals on Saturday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Increasingly desperate measures taken amid Pennsylvania budget stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For Jay Badams, shutting down Erie schools would be devastating.  More...

Pa. State Parks and Forests Photo Contest voting under way

The public is invited to join the fun and vote for their favorite photographs in the 2015 Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Thru the Seasons Photo Contest (#PPFFphotocontest).  Voting began on Friday, Sept. 18, and ends Saturday, Sept. More...

PennDOT maintenance work scheduled this week

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean announced the following tentative work plan for this week:  Crack/joint sealing will take place on Route 4031 (Baker School Road, North Hunting More...

World News

Fatal floods expose delicate balance between trust and enforcement in remote polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona’s efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.  More...

3 injured after gunman opens fire at church in Alabama

EAST SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend, their baby and a clergyman at a church in Alabama, authorities said Sunday.  More...

Man facing charges in embezzlement case hid among hikers on Appalachian Trail

CINCINNATI (AP) — He was known as “Bismarck,” a genial, thick-bearded hiker who had become a familiar character along the Appalachian Trail over the past six years, and a regular at Susie Montgomery’s bed-and-breakfast in a sm More...

Health

Flu shot: Lots of options this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.  More...

Plan trains lay people as mental health screeners

NEWYORK (AP) — The training session asked workers how they would respond to troubled people — a drug user, an abuse victim or someone with bipolar disorder — that they might encounter on the job.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to host media personality; tix cutoff Oct. 5

To commemorate the 87th anniversary of National Women’s Business Week (NBWW), Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) will present An Evening with Darieth Chisolm as part of its Let Your Light Shine speaker series on Thursday More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Colonial Gardens’ talk Wednesday   The Latrobe Center for Active Adults announced that Ron Patun will present a talk with slides on “Colonial Gardens” 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the 15 Avenue C center.  More...

St. Vincent Archabbey monks attending seminary in 2015

Monks from St. Vincent Archabbey attending St. Vincent Seminary in 2015 are pictured with members of the rector's council, (front, from left) the Rev. More...

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